Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
An independent Jewish day school offering with preschool and K-6 programs

American Jewish Committee – Portland Chapter
Aims to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected

Beth Israel
A Reform synagogue in Northwest Portland committed to Jewish learning, worship and community

Beth Shalom
A Reconstructionist synagogue located in Salem

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom – Portland Chapter
The Portland chapter of a Jewish alliance for justice and peace

Congregation Kesser Israel
An Orthodox synagogue in Portland

Congregation Neveh Shalom
An egalitarian Conservative synagogue dedicated to providing a home for traditional observance, study and gathering for Portland’s Jewish population

Eastside Jewish Community of Portland
Aims to provide a common meeting place for the Eastside Jewish community and their interfaith families

Florence Melton Adult Mini-School of Portland
A community-based school offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment.

Gay Jewish Portland
Seeks to create a fully welcoming and inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, sexual minorities, queer and questioning and their partners

Jewish Family & Child Service
A not-for-profit social service organization dedicated to assisting individuals and families within a context of Jewish values

Jewish Federation of Portland
Attempts to assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values

The Jewish Review

Biweekly Jewish newspaper and community resource for Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Jewish communities

Kol Shalom
A community for Humanistic Judaism in Portland

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Aims to serve the social, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of the Jewish community in Portland

Northwest Campus of Jewish Life
The Portland chapter of Chabad-Lubavitch

Oregon Holocaust Resource Center
A not-for-profit, nonsectarian educational organization dedicated to communicating the lessons of the Holocaust to teachers, students and the general community

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
A nonprofit community endowment organization that brings people together who care deeply about their community, and who believe that one person can help “repair the world”

Oregon Jewish Museum
Committed to providing Oregon with a museum dedicated to Jewish art and history

P’nai Or of Portland

A Jewish Renewal community

Portland Jewish Academy

An independent Jewish high school that tries to provide the highest quality education, both Jewish and general

Portland Rishonim
Portland’s chapter of USY, a Conservative youth group

Robison Jewish Health Center
A Jewish assisted living community in Portland

Shaarie Torah
A Conservative synagogue whose mission is to establish and maintain a synagogue within the context of Traditional Judaism

Shir-Tikvah Congregation

A liberal Jewish congregation in Portland

South Metro Jewish Congregation
A Reform synagogue located in West Linn

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